Question: Seeing as your songs are so referential, do you think the listener suffers who doesn't know the source material?

Alasdair Roberts: Not at all... I don't believe that 'understanding' in that sense is essential for the enjoyment of art...
Nowadays the clues behind any 'obscure' references within the work are only a mouseclick away anyway. [source]
This is a reference site for and by followers of the work of Alasdair Roberts. It's a playpen, but it's deadly serious. Will it help you enjoy Roberts' songs if you don't already? Very unlikely. Might it divert you enjoyably for a bit if you do? Maybe.

Initial projects are

Potential further projects include